The Old Timey Boxing Stance

Submitted by: LordJim 1 month ago in Entertainment Sports


Put 'em up, Put 'em up!
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Male 1,540
Are there re-enactments of boxing bouts using old rules? It would be nice to see the stance in action. 
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Male 13,436
boredhuman If you want to see it in action you can always see it in movies.
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Male 1,540
holygod Which one? I've seen Cinderella Man, but that's not what they're talking about here. I'm talking about bare knuckle fights with grappling. 
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Male 13,436
boredhuman Gangs of New York seems to have some good stuff if I remember correctly.

Not sure if this is real, but may actually be an old timey fight. Looks more like a bar brawl than a sport:

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Male 9,626
holygod Nice find.
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Male 1,540
holygod Thanks, that's what I was looking for. Looks like both fighters were left-handed or the video is mirrored. 
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Male 46,098
It took longer for camera exposure. It's easier to hold still if the arms are lower
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Male 13,436
Gerry1of1 Can't say I agree there boss.

Put your arms up like a modern boxer where they are cocked at the elbow and the hands are near the face. Hold it for 3 minutes.

Now pose like an old timey boxer with your arm extended in front of you. Hold it for 3 minutes.

I think you will find the former far easier than the latter. 
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Male 13,436
A guy that was 5'7" and 160 lbs. was the heavyweight champion of England for 4 years? Rough and tumble little island you chaps have there.
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